Esther was born in Alice Springs and is a Pintupi Women. She was brought up at Christmas Creek, near Fitzroy Crossing and later at Kintore.Ester was schooled in Alice Springs were she studied art and learned both English and Pintupi. After returning to Kintore in 1999, Esther started painting under the guidance of her grandmother Naata Nungurray full-time. The influence of her grandmother's work is evident in Esther's paintings, her grandmother is known for her representation of Women's Law and Tingari Cycle.
Ester paints bold traditional designs, associated with women's sites, ceremonies and the laws of her country.